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Doctor insights on: How Long To Get Blood Test Results For Pregnancy

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Blood test results back yesterday. Doc says it shows very low levels of pregnancy hormones, need to get another 1 next week. What courses that result?

Blood test results back yesterday. Doc says it shows very low levels of pregnancy hormones, need to get another 1 next week. What courses that result?

Change in hCG: An early pregnancy produces rapidly increasing levels of the pregnancy hormone hcg. How that level changes over the course of a couple days or more tells a lot about the health of the pregnancy, even before it can be seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to get blood test results for sickle cell?

It can be immediate: Or it could take a few days. Depends on the lab and if your doctor can put your blood on a slide and just look. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

By the next day: A fingerstick glucose level is immediate. Results from tests such as a HGB a1c return overnight. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get blood test results back?

How long does it take to get blood test results back?

Depends on the type: Of test. Most routine tests are done in less than four hours and reported soon after. Other tests may take 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

About an hour: Point of care test may be available in a matter of minutes. Test done in the main lab takes about and hour. However, it usually takes longer for the results to get back to the ordering doctor due to time taken for blood collection, transportation to the lab, processing in the lab, recording of results. Retesting in a limited number of cases etc. ...Read more

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How long might it take to get MMR blood test results back?

How long might it take to get MMR blood test results back?

Mmr igg antibody/igm: It depends on what MMR test you are interested in there is a test for acute diseases with mesles, mumps and rubella, for igmantibodies and there is other test for igg antibodies to check for immunity to mmr both tests are done by major labs are results are available in 2 days at most. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get meps blood test results back?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get meps blood test results back?

Depends on site: Most meps stations, the wait is 7-10 days. Good luck! and thanks for serving our country! ...Read more

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The dr did a blood test to check for pregnancy and said my blood work was good. Does that mean i'm not pregnant since it came back good?

The dr did a blood test to check for pregnancy and said my blood work was good. Does that mean i'm not pregnant since it came back good?

I think so.: If your doctor checked you for pregnancy and told you its "normal" , in my judgement it means you are not pregnant. Or else he should have informed you specifically that your pregnancy test is positive. You cn double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get blood test results if leukemia is suspected?

How much time does it take to get blood test results if leukemia is suspected?

Depends: Sometimes very quickly because you can see the abnormal cells on a slide under the microscope from a simple blood draw. Sometimes it requires a bone marrow biopsy. But even if that is done, once the slide a stained, the pathologist can look right away. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will a rai uptake affect blood test results? If so, how long should you wait before having one?

Will a rai uptake affect blood test results?  If so, how long should you wait before having one?

No: Apart from tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 it may not affect other blood test results. If you want to get thyroid tests, then wait for 3 weeks and it should have no effect then. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive on a herpes test ? and do you know how long its suppose to take for the blood test results to come back?

Is it possible to have a false positive on a herpes test ? and do you know how long its suppose to take for the blood test results to come back?

False pos can occur: The standard blood tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) are not perfect; false positive results can occur. The strength of the result -- i.e. the optical density ratio (also called ELISA ratio) -- is important in distinguishing true positive from false psotive results. Results usually are available in 2-5 days, but it varies a lot from one lab to another. ...Read more

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How can I get my blood test results?

How can I get my blood test results?

Call your doctor: The doctor that ordered the test will have a report. You can request a copy of your results from them. ...Read more

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Recent blood test results show that I have blood in my urine. Result is 150 ( in a range 0-10 ) I am 50 years old and no longer have a period . ?

Recent blood test results show  that I have blood in my urine.  Result is 150 ( in a range 0-10 )  I am 50 years old and no longer have a period . ?

Needs investigation: There are many causes of blood in urine, including, stones, infection and more seriously, cancer. Please consult with your doctor at your earliest convenience to investigate the issue further. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for blood test results to come back?

Depends on the type: Of test. Most routine tests can be completed in an hour or so or at best four hours. However, some specialized tests may take a few weeks. ...Read more